We’re pleased to present our Fourth Annual Westchester Home Design Awards issue. For 2015, we revamped the format of the contest to broaden its appeal, and, hopefully, amp up the excitement along the way. Instead of reading about the winners in this issue, on page 46, you’ll instead get to see for yourselves all of the finalists in each of this year’s seven categories.
Once you’ve picked your favorites, come to our awards gala on January 14, 2015, at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck and root for them in person. There, the winners will be revealed live. That’s right—we’ve turned our design contest party into a bona fide awards ceremony, at which we promise lots of fun, nail-biting envelope-openings instead of simply honoring previously announced winners.
But we’re not just renovating our design contest for the new year—we’re renovating the entire magazine. Like any great home, as the magazine enters its second decade, it’s due for an upgrade. Leading the renovation is our new editorial team for Westchester Home: I’m pleased to introduce new Executive Editor Jenn Andrlik (standing), and new Editor-at-Large Nancy Soriano (sitting).
Jenn was formerly a senior editor at Martha Stewart Weddings and also at Martha Stewart Living, the editor of HouseBeautiful.com, and has held contributing and freelance editorial positions at Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, and ElleDecor.com, among others. Nancy is the former editor-in-chief of Country Living, and both have previously collaborated on editorial projects before reteaming with us. “Nancy and I are excited to introduce a fresh look and feel to Westchester Home,” says Jenn. “Every page will offer a tip or actionable idea you can bring into your own home. We want to help make the memories made in our readers’ homes truly remarkable and stylish.”
Look for our new and improved Home starting with the Spring 2015 issue. In the meantime, Jenn, Nancy, and I will be at the awards ceremony, so we look forward to seeing you there. Visit westchestermagazine.com/designawards for more info or to purchase tickets. If you come, please say hello!